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Iraq

Saad Mehdi Shalash, Rayat Al Arab
25 October 2006
Saad Mehdi Shalash, a journalist working for the daily Rayat Al Arab, was killed with his wife in Baghdad on 25 October. A Shiite, he had received many threats and had decided to move to a safer neighbourhood. The couple had gone back to their former home in the district of Al Amriya to collect the last of their belongings when they were killed.